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Floating islands of the Uros 3-hour tour

Price from: $30 USD

Floating islands of the Uros

3 Hours

Immerse Yourself in the Unique World of the Uros Floating Islands on a 3-Hour Tour

Embark on a captivating journey to the legendary Uros Floating Islands with this 3-hour tour. Navigate the shimmering waters of Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world, and step onto these remarkable islands crafted entirely from totora reeds.

Meet the Uros people, a resilient community who have called these floating homes their own for centuries. Immerse yourself in their rich culture and traditions, and learn about their fascinating way of life amidst the vast expanse of Lake Titicaca.

Explore the islands at your own pace, marveling at the intricate reed constructions and handicrafts. Witness skilled artisans demonstrating their traditional techniques, and perhaps even purchase a unique souvenir to remember your visit.

This 3-hour tour offers a unique and unforgettable glimpse into a world unlike any other. It’s an opportunity to connect with nature, discover an ancient culture, and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Tour Price

Floating islands of the Uros 3-hour tour

$30 USD
per person

Group Size:

Up to 18

Activity Level:

Easy

Trip Length:

3 Hours

Overview of the Floating islands of the Uros Tour - 3 Hours

This tour to Puno has a duration of approximately 3 hours. The floating islands of the Uros are located within the bay of Lake Titicaca, just 12 kilometers from the city of Puno. The boat journey takes only about 27 minutes to reach the nearest islands.

"URUS" was the name of a very particular ethnic group that coexisted on Lake Titicaca with civilizations predating the Aymara nations and the Incas. In fact, it is believed that the Uros could have been the first ethnic group to inhabit the high Andean region around Lake Titicaca. The Uros were always a simple people of fishermen and hunters who preferred to remain isolated from more advanced civilizations on the mainland.

Here are some of the highlights of the Floating Islands of the Uros Tour.

  • Meet the Uros people, a unique indigenous community who have lived on the islands for centuries.
  • Learn about the history and culture of the Uros people, including their traditional weaving and boatmaking techniques.
  • Take a boat ride around the islands and marvel at the intricate reed constructions.
  • Visit a traditional Uros home and learn about their daily life.
  • Purchase unique souvenirs from local artisans.

Floating islands of the Uros: 3-Day Itinerary  

Start time: 8:00 a.m.

This tour in Puno has a duration of approximately 3 hours. The floating islands of the Uros are located within the bay of Lake Titicaca, just 12 kilometers from the city of Puno. The boat journey takes only about 27 minutes to reach the nearest islands.

"URUS" was the name of a very particular ethnic group that coexisted on Lake Titicaca with civilizations predating the Aymara nations and the Incas. In fact, it is believed that the UROS could have been the first ethnic group to inhabit the high Andean region around Lake Titicaca. The Uros were always a simple people of fishermen and hunters who preferred to remain isolated from more advanced civilizations on the mainland.

Included:

  • Entrance tickets to the island.
  • Hotel/port/hotel transfer.
  • Motorboat with onboard bathroom.
  • Official guide (English and Spanish).
  • Bottle of water.

Not Included:

  • Extra expenses.
  • Additional USD $5 per person for pick-up from the following hotels:
    • Xima Puno Hotel.
    • Casa Andina Private Collection.
    • Hotel Libertador.
    • Hotel Mirador del Titikaka.
    • Hotel Sonesta Posada del Inca.
  • Enjoyable Totora reed boat ride (optional - not included).
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Essentials for Miraflores Paragliding Tour:

  • Appropriate Clothing:Wear comfortable and weather-appropriate clothing. Keep in mind that nights in Puno can be chilly, so a jacket or sweater is essential.

  • Comfortable Footwear:Use comfortable and sturdy shoes, especially if there are planned walks.

  • Sunscreen and Hat:Puno is at high altitude, and the sun can be strong. Bring sunscreen and a hat to protect yourself from UV rays.

  • Water and Snacks:Stay hydrated during activities. Bring a reusable water bottle and some snacks for additional energy.

  • Camera and Charger:Capture the beautiful landscapes and moments of the tour. Bring a camera and ensure you have enough battery and storage space.

  • Lip Balm and Moisturizer:Altitude and weather can dry out the skin. Bring lip balm and moisturizer to keep your skin protected.

  • Personal Medications:If you take medications regularly, ensure you have an ample supply for the duration of the tour.

  • Small Backpack or Bag:Bring a small backpack to carry your essential belongings during daily excursions.

  • Power Adapter:If you're traveling from another country, bring a power adapter for your electronic devices.

  • Cash:Ensure you have enough cash, as some places may not accept credit cards. Also, be aware that in some remote areas, finding ATMs can be challenging.

FLOATING ISLANDS OF THE UROS TOUR GALLERY

Travel Highlights

Duration:3 Hours
Type:National Tours, Puno
Ideal group size:1 to 18 explorers
Physical Intensity:Easy
Departures:Available Daily
Recommended age for the tour:Participants must be at least 18 years old to embark on a solo Tierra Biru adventure. For minors accompanied by a guardian aged 21 or older, the minimum age is 6.

Why Choose Tierra Biru Expeditions?

Our Tripadvisor Reviews

  • star ratingExcelente – Estube 17 días en el Perú, visite los lugares más emblemáticos con la agencia, Tierra Virus
    Todo fue excepcional, la atención fue de primera, les agradezco la colaboración para el… read more

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    23 August, 2023
  • star ratingI went on the Inca trail for 4 days and was guided by Edgar Cardenas, who is not only a great guide but a knowledgeable and passionate person that really… read more

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    22 November, 2021
  • star ratingTodo excelente – Todo excelente! Buenos servicios, buenas ubicaciones de los hoteles y personal muy amable y responsable.

    avatar thumb Iris R
    3 September, 2023
  • star ratingRecomendable. – Muy recomendable el servicio, el cual ya lo tomamos en cada visita al cusco y siempre ha cubierto y superado nuestras expectativas.

    avatar thumb osmardaga77
    4 December, 2023
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